Summit from Mt Hight
Carter Dome - 4832'
The highest peak in the Carter range,
Carter Dome looms over
the Carter Notch area. Farther north
on the ridge is Mt Hight, and then
South and Middle Carter. The partially
clear summit used to house a fire tower, and has fine views in several
directions. Much nicer views are to be found on Mt Hight (4675'), just
.8 miles to the north.
The shortest route to the summit is up the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail
to the Carter Dome Trail, appox. 5 miles. From the Carter Notch area
take the Carter-Moriah Ridge Trail about 1.2 miles straight up to reach
the summit. The AT runs over Carter Dome, rising up from Carter Notch
and contining north on the Carter Ridge. From the east, the Black Angel
Trail is the route to take from the Wild River Campground. There is no
camping allowed in Zeta Pass, and very few
legal places to camp up high on Carter Dome.
- Nineteen Mile Brook - This parking area is on the east side of Rt 16 about
one mile north of the Mt Washington Auto Road. The lot fills up on popular weekends and
the overflow is parking along the highway. A WMNF Parking pass is required.
- Wild River Campground - Just after crossing into Maine on Rt 2, turn south
on Rt 113. The Wild River Road branches right and takes you 6 miles to the campground and
parking area. A WMNF Parking pass is required.
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